Postponed: Liverpool v Arsenal off due to fog

Thick fog at Anfield has caused the Liverpool v Arsenal Carling Cup tie due to be played tonight to be called off by officials.

This will come as a relief to Irish Reds who had seen their flights into Liverpool cancelled, because they'd have struggled to get a refund on their match tickets. At the same time though it will come as a huge frustration to those supporters who did travel to try and see the game – the decision to call it off was only made one hour before kick-off.

Referee Martin Atkinson had said at 18.15 (an hour-and-a-half before kick-off) that unless the fog got worse the game would go ahead. Half an hour later and he declared the fog too thick for the game to go ahead.

The club have announced that the tickets for tonight's match will still be valid for the tie when a new date is arranged.